Fast And Slow Metabolism

Metabolism the over all factor of body fitness, the chemical process in our body which create two factor in the body. Anabolism and Catabolism.

Anabolism process helps in building the muscle tissue and catabolism is the process where body start eating itself its also called canabalism.

Fitness is loaded with fast and slow metabolism myth and mysteries. when i entered in fitness regime I used to believe that I was just born with a slow metabolism.⠀

Once I got In shape everything I ate seemed to put weight on me.⠀

I just chalked it up as I have a slow metabolism and that my caloric intake would just naturally be lower then everyone else. ⠀

This couldn’t be farther from the truth… kinda Yes we are all born with a metabolism that is specific to us. ⠀

It’s just like our figure print, unique and one of a kind. BUT the difference between your metabolism and your finger print is that your metabolism CAN BE CHANGED.⠀

Everyone has the capability to make there metabolism faster and even slower. ⠀

Even though you might THINK you have a slow metabolism and are doomed to never lose weight there is still hope!!⠀

You can speed your metabolism up and make it a fat burning, muscle building machine.⠀

High Metabolism Signs

Having a high metabolism means your body burns energy from food at a fast rate. Let’s touch on a few fast metabolism symptoms.

People with a fast metabolism can be characterized by their ability to lose weight easily and burn fat. They are able to maintain a healthy muscle mass and appear mentally and physically strong.

Those with a speedy metabolism have mental clarity and sustained energy throughout the day. They are not pestered with things like brain fog and fatigue.

For the most part, having a high metabolism is a great thing. However, there are some people with very fast metabolisms that have problems with gaining weight.

Low Metabolism Signs

A low or slow metabolism can be caused by many different health issues. Your body will tell you when something is out of whack. All you have to do is recognize the signs.

Here are the major signs that your metabolism has slowed down…

  • Weight loss resistance
  • Unbalanced blood sugar
  • Digestive issues
  • Hormonal issues

How To Speed Up Your Metabolism

  1. Eat Protein Rich Food (fish , chicken , almond , avocado, yogurt, cottage cheese)
  2. Take Good Sleep
  3. Eat Healthy Breakfast
  4. Drink 3 Lit Of a Day
  5. Do 30 min of Physical Activity Every day

Dumbell Or Kettelbells

I started the workout lifting Dumbbell and Barbell but while Training to my Client I caught up with Kettelbells. I truly believe that kettle⠀bells are some of the most versatile peaces or training equipment you can use.⠀

Because of the way the weight sits away from your hand it produce a completely different stimulus then your typical barbell or dumbbell.⠀

When it comes to power or Olympic movements these can be a great way to bridge the gap between a beginner lifter just getting into power movements and an advanced barbell lifter.⠀Wrist play the key role people with wrist injury should not go with Kettelbells or they should wrap their wrist tightly before working working out with Kettelbells.

I would highly suggesting adding these Kettelbell to your regular or at home gym routine. if you have the availability in you Gym.

Balancing Your Hormones.

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Balancing Your Hormones!
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Hormonal Imbalances need to be addressed sooner rather than later as many health concerns can arise from this.
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Some tips:
1️⃣ Eat more healthy FATS such as avocados, grass fed butter and nuts/seeds – Your body needs fats to make hormones. Consuming a diet higher in fat can also help reduce inflammation and lead to weight loss.
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2️⃣ Check in with your emotions – Your emotions and hormones go hand in hand. When you balance out your hormones, you also balance your emotions and vice versa. Too much stress, feeling uptight, upset or whatever emotion it may be directly affects hormone levels.
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3️⃣ Consider which medications you are taking – Although some people MUST take medication, you need to consider the pros and cons. Many medications can help in one area but have negative consequences towards your hormones. Birth control and antibiotics are some examples.
Birth control for an example can cause acne issues. This is something that I have dealt with. I began getting acne on my jaw line and my neck, which is ALL hormonal. I did not make the connection until I stopped the pill and my acne cleared.
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4️⃣ Get more sleep – Your appetite is affected by how much sleep you get. Not getting adequate sleep can cause your appetite to increase due to your hunger hormones being irregular. Getting enough sleep also allows your cortisol levels to be stable so you are more energized and your body can recover & repair properly.
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Is Supplementation Are Useful.

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Now I’m no different then the next guy… I LOVE my supplements🙌🏼.⠀

Pre workouts, protein powders, even greens powders & multi vitamins. ⠀

These things taste good, can have an effect on performance in the gym, and are so convenient when your in a pinch or struggling to get a certain macro/micro nutrient in.⠀

But are they really the 🔑 to achieving your health & fitness goal?⠀

NOPE! Not even a little bit.⠀

Supplements are simply made to SUPPLEMENT the diet. Fill the gaps were you might be lacking.⠀

Are you lacking in 🥦’s? Let’s take a greens mix.⠀

Are no not able to eat enough 🐠? Awesome let’s take a fish oil.⠀

Are you struggling to mix your protein goal? No biggy let’s add in a protein powder.⠀

Maybe it’s been a long day and your struggling to find the energy to workout😴. Okay a pre workout might come in handy today.⠀

This is how supplements need to be utilized, on an “as needed” based.⠀

But if your able to get in plenty of veggies, hit your protein goal, and have fish in your diet regularly, NONE of these supplements are necessary.⠀

Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a huge supplement stack let’s exhaust all our variables on the nutrition, sleep, and stress management side.⠀

Once all those are in check them can we start talking about what supplements will be best for you.⠀

Eating Before Bed

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Many people believe that anything you eat before bed will automatically turn into fat. However, this isn’t exactly the case. Our bodies are in a constant state of protein turnover aka making new proteins and breaking down the old ones.
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Eating a meal that is high in protein before bed can help your body remain in this muscle-building phase as well as increase the amount of muscle protein synthesis. Eating before bed is not “bad” but there are definitely better choices that you can make at this time. Your snack/meal at night should HELP with your goals not hinder your progress. Aka eating cookies or snacks that are high in sugary carbs might not be the best option.
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Eating a small sized meal prior to bed consisting of protein, carbs and fat will help to keep you satisfied and possibly help you fall asleep as our brains turns carbs (complex) to serotonin. Eating a larger meal may either keep you up or disrupt your sleep.
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Dairy products such as greek yogurt are typically slow digesting and allows your body to enter the muscle building phase while you sleep. Choosing foods that are high in healthy fats (avocado, almonds), can be helpful as well since fats also slow down the rate of digestion.
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There are other factors to keep in mind as well such as what types of foods you ate throughout the rest of your day and whether or not you just worked out. If you just worked out and it’s late at night, eating some carbs or fruit to replenish your glycogen stores would be fine along with some protein. If you haven’t eaten much throughout the day, choosing some healthier carbs to eat is not going to harm you.
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Fueling your body with the proper nutrition that it needs should always be a number one priority. By keeping this in mind, you will start making choices that will help fuel your body instead of harming it.

5 Useless Things Every Desi Gym Trainer Makes People Do.

Ever heard the term ‘Gym Bro’? If you haven’t, then let me give you a brief description about this misinformed breed. A gym bro is a guy who thinks that he knows all the science of bodybuilding, nutrition and supplementation and goes on giving random advice to everybody in the gym based on his personal bro science experience. What’s ironic is the fact that most of these gym bros go on to become ‘gym trainers’. This is a breed that you really need to stay away from if you want to make real progress in your results. Here are 5 stupid things that almost every desi gym trainer does.

1) Performing Cardio Before Weight Training

So some people out there think that if they perform cardio before their weight training, their body will burn fat during weight training. This is absolute bullshit and is even counterproductive for your goal of a lean physique or fat loss. If you perform a long session of cardiovascular exercise, your body will lose majority of its strength before you even start lifting weights. Consequently, you will lift lesser weights than what otherwise you would lift if you began your training with the weights. You should lift as much as possible irrespective of the fact that you’re bulking up or cutting. Lifting lesser weights is only going to make you weak by declining your strength. So don’t fall prey to this bullshit protocol.

2) Sipping BCAA Unnecessarily Between Sets

This is a very common sight in almost all the gyms these days. No matter if the guy is an absolute beginner, you will still find him sipping the flavored BCAA supplement in between the sets. I’ve even seen people lifting a 5-pound dumbbell and taking BCAA for recovery. Trust me guys, BCAA supplements are the most overhyped supplements out there. Your body does not need any BCAA supplementation separately if your protein intake is on point and you had a good pre-workout meal.

3) Having Protein Shakes Immediately After Workout

You must’ve seen people rushing towards their gym bag to grab the shaker that contains their protein powder in it. They don’t waste even a single minute after completing the last rep of their weight training. They are afraid that if they delayed their protein intake even by a second they might lose a few pounds of their muscles. Guys, the so-called ‘Anabolic Window’ is not for a couple of minutes. Studies have shown that even if you consume your whey protein up to half an hour post your workout, it will still have the same effects. So you don’t really have to rush to grab that shaker.

4) Not Performing Basic Stretching

Stretching (both pre and post workout) has an important role to play in your overall flexibility of the body. You must have seen people complaining about being sore all the time and how their body has become too stiff over the course of time. This happens due to lack of stretching exercise in the workout routine. Everybody likes the pump in the muscle but nobody cares to stretch them after that pump. This makes them stiff over time and also more susceptible towards injury. Stretching is as important as your weight training if your goal is to be fit.

5) Performing ‘Fancy’ Functional Moves

A few of you might get butt hurt after reading this, but the concept of the term ‘functional movement’ has been taught to you guys incorrectly. I am sure you have this notion that performing a pistol squat on a bosu ball is a functional movement while doing a barbell curl is not, right? Well, you’re absolutely wrong here. Functional training is any training that makes you more functional for doing your daily chores. I am sure that majority of your daily chores are performed on a stable surface and not on a bosu ball. This is the reason why barbell curls are more functional than pistol squats on a bosu ball; after all, you have better chances of performing a curl movement during your entire day.

Losing Fat But not Weight?

💥💥LOSING FAT BUT NOT WEIGHT?!!💥💥

🙄Probably one the top 3 questions people ask me in the DM is I can’t seem to lose weight.. My body changes but my weight doesn’t seem to budge…”

My response is this situation most of the time is: “So your body is changing, you’re losing fat but you’re not losing weight? Why would you care about your weight when you’re losing fat?!”

But let’s dive a little deeper into it. What are the reasons you’re losing fat but not weight?

First, you probably gained some muscle mass because you started weight training seriously. If you’re gaining muscle mass, you’re going to gain some weight. Awesome weight!! Muscles!!

Water retention is a big one, eating more sodium and or more carbs in a day that usual will cause your body to hold on to water. But heck, who cares about water weight? I certainly don’t and you shouldn’t too!!!!

You ate later at night than usual. This means you’re getting a distorted view on the scale the next morning because there’s still food in your stomach. You shouldn’t care about that because it’s food. It’s not bodyfat.

And lastly, you might need to take a poopoo. Go take a shit and step on the scale again. Boom 1-2-3 lbs lost. Nobody cares about that weight.

Main take-away of this post: The scale is a good progress measurement tool, if you know how to use it. Unfortunately most people don’t know how to use it. You now know.

I hope this was helpful of course as per usual, need help, hit me up on the DM or email!

Much love, Prashant .

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How do I lose weight through diet only?

Many time this question is asked to me by people who are failed in weight loss process and hate doing workout.

When my friend came to me with this same question, I asked her, “What do you mean by diet only?”

And she was very clear about it and said: “Don’t tell me to exercise, I just hate it.”

I wanted to really help her with that, so I told her that, “let us experiment, you are right now 92 Kgs… I am not going to tell you to fast or either to exercise.. but you have to do what I will say”

She happily nodded on this!!

We started in February 2018 ( I know as we maintained Journal), So I will tell here in points summary what we exactly did and how it turned out…

  1. I told to keep patience with this as this will take time and rather going target wise weight losing, we will first check how much weight she can lose by following the things I told her to do!
  2. Then we set her wake up and sleep time with morning and evening rituals.
  3. MORNING RITUAL 
    Wake up at 6
    —> Drink Lemon + Honey water (Full glass)
    —> Toilet time ( I told her even you don’t feel like it, Go as you have to set time for it as well, It’s part of our health)
    —> Drink Beetroot + Tomato Juice (Half glass only = kind of shot glass)
    (After 15 minutes)
    → Drink Aloe vera + Gooseberry juice ( Half glass only = shot glass I mean here)
    → BATH
    → ORANGE JUICE with 2 scoop collagen powder + 2 SUNRISE Eggs 

    Now she felt full !!

  4. I told her not to sleep in noon and do maximum work while moving. As much as possible, do everything using our body… walk while talking over phone… No social media more than 10 min at a time as it let us sit for more time…! And laugh a lot! at least smile if laughing not possible!!
  5. Lunch near 14:30: I included one curd bowl around 250 ml along with One Chapati and green veggies or lentils whatever available with her.. sometimes Red beans, green beans, chickpeas
  6. EVENING RITUAL :
    Near 18:30:: she used to feel hungry, so we decided to have (2 cucumbers + bitter gourd + chlorophyll drops) Green Juice this time!

    Finally in Dinner: near 21:00
    > We decided many things but the thing that has worked is: Soup + 1 scoop collagen powder
    Soup mostly of Bottlegourd! Sometimes mushrooms and pumpkin as well!

  • After dinner she has to prepare for all the veggies and juices she is going to have the other day!!
     

    NOTE: 

     We have a Vegetable and fruit market near us, so these things are easily available on daily basis!! She has to bring all things by walking in there. I used to do the same!

    I already told her to stop thinking about weight loss and enjoy as much as possible! 

    She was the student, so we don’t have to worry about Jobs and working time much!! 

    PROGRESS:

    We checked weight on March 31, 2018:: Progress was:: She was 88 kg
    > She lost 4 kg in 2 months just by following religiously above! 
    > And then she got inspired with one model’s look, and wanted to do some exercise. 
    > We started with 2–5 kg weight training for her and followed the same diet pattern! we used to have a variety of vegetables in diet now!! 
    > On the name of a fruit, I just let her consume Coconut water and nothing else! (Edit: Orange juice as well, I forgot about it)

    We checked weight on May 31, 2018:: Progress was:: 72 kgs.. and yes she was looking quite good!! 

    She used to watch ELLEN show, Kapil show, and Jimmy Fallon show and more to laugh everyday!! I must mention this !! This is a really good thing!! 

    Finally, we checked weight on August 31, 2018:: 64 Kgs (As I was also busy and she too had some examinations, she is a very good student in studies and in life as well I must say this, after all, she put faith on my words)

    Now she is regular with weight training of 5–10 kg thrice a week and she is also doing PRANAYAM regularly in the morning!! 

    One very important thing, we never set the target of losing weight!! We let it just be! 

    See things will work: 
    → If you keep faith
    → If you keep patience 
    → If you are consistent
    → If you don’t worry about the results
    → If you keep stress away
    → If you do include things stage wise rather than once

    PLEASE Keep these things in mind!! Because only you can improve your life, your body, and your soul… Other can only advice!! Put your faith in the right place!! 

    You don’t need to follow this exactly… Analyze your environment! And then decide and give it a big shot!!

Is Whey Protein Safe To Consume?

The two most important points before consuming whey proteins are:

  1. Make sure you consume an authentic product.
  2. Make sure to consume the right quantity so that your body can break down the protein.

Meegan Hefford’s body wasn’t able to break down the amount of protein she was consuming which led to her death.

Yes, it is safe to consume whey protein. It is made of milk and doesn’t contain any harmful substances provided you consume an authentic product.

Also, consuming an authentic product is an absolute must to prevent any sort of diseases or worse. The Indian market primarily is a major country with high adulteration of products.

How do you identify authentic products?

  1. Authorized Importer’s seal: Any imported product should have an importer’s seal on the product. It is imperative to verify the product with the importer through their customer care email ID since many sellers paste fake importer stickers on the product.
  2. Verify with the manufacturer: Manufacturer verification will only identify the box and not the content inside. Importer verification, however, will make sure that the product has followed a secured supply chain.
  3. Mixability: 99% of adulteration happens in Whey Proteins and Mass Gainers since they yield higher profits to the vendors. Once adulterated, protein quality will not be the same as before. A genuine whey protein/isolates will mix wellwhen you mix it in your shaker for 25 seconds. You should not see any “insoluble” substances. Mass gainers normally take time to mix due to its heavy texture, but insoluble substances should still not be visible.
  4. Lab test: is an expensive option but the last resort to opt.
  5. QR Code/Scratch Code: All products may not have it but if one has it, make sure to verify it. QR Code may help you authenticate products but don’t confuse it with Barcode. Barcodes do not help in authentication of products.
  6. Source of Purchase: Make sure you buy products from a reliable source who follow a secure supply chain & doesn’t want to compromise with your health for money.

Belly Fat

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A common question I get is “How can I lose the fat around my stomach”. Belly fat is a common place for fat to be stored and it’s typically the hardest to get rid of. If you are struggling to lose fat in this area, your hormones may be off. Our hormones play key roles in our metabolism, cravings and our appetite.

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Holding excess fat in our stomach area may be due to high estrogen, insulin and cortisol levels and lower testosterone levels.

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High estrogen – causes more fat to accumulate around the belly. Try adding in some green tea, turmeric, ground flax & chia seeds to help decrease levels of estrogen.

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High cortisol – Stress is correlated to belly fat. When we are stressed & there are higher than normal cortisol levels, our cravings and appetite levels increase & our muscle mass levels decrease. To avoid this, ensure you are getting in at least 7 hours of sleep to help normalize hormone levels.

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High insulin – Insulin has the role of taking sugar into the bloodstream to either store it as fat or use it. To avoid having our insulin levels spike to high, limit processed foods, eat enough protein, fiber & healthy fats. Protein helps to regulate our appetite and keeps blood sugar levels stable and both fat & fiber help to slow the release of insulin (to avoid spikes).” )